The science writer celebrates the centenary of the genius mathematician and code-breaker, who deciphered the German naval cables in WWII, and demonstrates the encryption techniques on his own, original Enigma Machine.
Join the editors and a selection of artists from behind this beautifully-rendered, Eisner nominated, graphic novel. Nelson tells the story of one woman’s life from birth in 1968 to the present day. Each creator individually details a single event or moment of protagonist Nel Baker’s life before handing over to the next artist, resulting in a vast narrative told via yearly snapshots. Part exquisite corpse, part relay race, Nelson spans decades of British history and combines a myriad of stylistic approaches in a single, compelling graphic novel.
The inspiring jazz hero draws back in time to Gregorian Chant, Scandinavian, Celtic, Spanish, Hungarian, Mediterranean melodies and rhythms that show like a geographical map, the scope, width and growth of the Continent. Robert Fordjour - Drums, Darren Taylor - Double Bass, Zoe Rahman - Acoustic Piano, Cameron Pierre - Mandolin and Acoustic Guitar, Courtney Pine - Bass Clarinet.
The distinguished author of The File and Facts Are Subversive introduces the ten founding principles of his new global Free Speech project and demonstrates its international reach with Google's Free Speech advisor.
The film version of the Passion play starring Michael Sheen and written by Owen Sheers that was performed throughout Port Talbot in Easter 2011. A town is in thrall to a sinister and ruthless corporation intent on plundering the town's natural resources. Two sides are at war and catastrophe appears inevitable until a softly spoken man mysteriously arrives. Revealed as The Teacher (Michael Sheen), he gathers followers around him and becomes a focus for the Resistance and is perceived by the powers as a danger who must be removed at all costs. Directed by Dave McKean. UK, 2012, 118’. PG.
The softly spoken 24-year-old has already won over BBC Radio 1’s foremost taste-maker Gilles Peterson and Brownswood Recordings with a handful of off-kilter, loopy electronic ditties blessed with his delightfully rambling musings on modern life. His captivating hook-laden productions and lazy baritone ensure that this young, inventive, British artist is destined for greatness. ‘With lullabies to hypnotise, this somnolent spirit is sleepwalking his way to greatness’ - The Guardian
Hidden Stories from Women of Afghanistan is a poignant celebration of human resilience under unimaginable duress. At the time of going to press the UK and US Allies are currently talking to the Taliban.
The recovery and restoration of the steamboat Yavari, built on the Thames 150 years ago, then dismantled and carried in thousands of pieces 12,500 ft up the Andes to Lake Titicaca - where she was used by traders until 1985.
Colour can be many different tints and shades – such as Duckling Yellow (PMS 1215), French Fry Yellow (PMS 1225), or School Bus Yellow (PMS 7548). Come dressed in your favourite colour and see colour in a new way.
Join local agronomist Jonathon Harrington and vet Barney Sampson as they explore farms in the local area. Expedition parties meet at 9am at the box office on the day of their excursion, to return at around 1pm. Limited numbers of self-drive tickets are available too, please contact the box office on 01497 822 629 for more information. On the day please wear suitable footwear and waterproof clothing in case of inclement weather.
Walk through David and Catherine James’s orchards, see how the trees are managed and sample the cider. Look inside the beehives, and learn how honey is made. An extensive range of farm machinery will be laid out for inspection.
With thanks to David and Catherine James of Trevithel Court Farm.
Ethics and prudence set limits to how our scientific knowledge can be applied. And there are constraints on the amount of research we can afford. But are there some aspects of the universe, or of life, that we’ll never understand because they’re beyond human brains and that must await post-human intellects?
The magical new novel from the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time: A family get together in a farmhouse near Hay for a week - four adults and four children with interweaving stories and history and voices.
How the nation has been formed by the land, and how the country has connected with the world. Jon Gower chairs a discussion spanning 30,000 years with an historian, a TV programme maker and the Director of The National Museum of Wales.
Hay Festival runs for ten days with a packed programme of debates and conversations with poets and scientists, novelists and historians, artists and gardeners, comedians and musicians, film makers and politicians.
Hay Fever - our festival for families and children, runs across the ten days of the festival where children have the chance to meet and talk to their favourite writers and take part in workshops to create wonderful memories and develop new skills in imaginative thinking and self expression.
Hf2 is our festival for teenagers - with an awesome line-up featuring the movers and shakers of Young Adult writing, Hf2 is a mind-blowing experience for 13-plus.
We care passionately about our environment. Hay-on-Earth debates the latest thoughts on climate change and environmental awareness.
In 2006 we started the Hay-on-Earth Project to audit, address and change our ecological sustainability.
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